Preventative care is crucial to retaining the beauty and health of your smile. Part of your preventative care regimen includes seeing us here at Destination Dental Care for a comprehensive dental exam every six months. The exam can help detect problems that may be left to get worse if treatment isn’t provided.
What does a Dental Exam check for?
Dental exams are a vital part of good oral health. While you are here, our doctors will provide a thorough dental exam. A dental exam is not only for preventative measures, but it is for diagnostic measures as well. A routine dental exam helps to see if your teeth have cavities, or if you have periodontal disease. Our dentists check for a wide range of different oral-related problems during an exam such as:
- Decay that has formed on your teeth and needs to be removed.
- Loose or cracked fillings that can cause an infection to occur.
- Lumps, tumors and signs of oral cancer
- Gingivitis and gum disease by checking your gums and under the gum line.
- Loose crowns and bridge work that can lead to a dental infection if not properly fixed.
- Implant health if implants are present
- Signs of loose teeth
- Signs of pain, infection or other problems
Why are Dental Exams important?
Dental exams are an important part of maintaining good oral health because if they aren’t done regularly, problems that might be small in the beginning could get much worse over time and require more extensive work. Dental exams help to keep your teeth healthy and help to monitor your oral health to prevent decay or damage to a tooth or gums from getting worse. For this reason, it is recommended that you come into our office every six months for a full examination. The exam is done with little to no pain and is done relatively quickly. Generally, people who have healthy gums and teeth need to visit the dentist every six month. However, for those who are more at risk for periodontal disease and cavities may have to visit the dentist more frequently.
If you need a dental exam or would like to inquire more about this procedure, contact us today!